Philosophy and History of Science and Technology

Don Berkich TR 3:30-4:45 CS-114 Fall 2017
PHIL: Philosophy and History of Science and Technology

And yet it moves. -Galileo


Please note that this schedule is tentative and authoritative: Changes may be made, but they would be made here. Thus this page supersedes any page with which it conflicts..

Tuesday, 09-05-17 Introduction: Puzzles  
Thursday, 09-07-17 Pseudoscience I  
Tuesday, 09-12-17 Pseudoscience II  
Thursday, 09-14-17 Pseudoscience III Problem Set 01 Assigned
Tuesday, 09-19-17 Scientific Practice and Progress I  
Thursday, 09-21-17 Scientific Practice and Progress II Problem Set 01 Due
Tuesday, 09-26-17 Scientific Practice and Progress III Problem Set 02 Assigned
Thursday, 09-28-17 Underdetermination I  
Tuesday, 10-03-17 Underdetermination II Problem Set 02 Due
Thursday, 10-05-17 Underdetermination III Problem Set 03 Assigned
Tuesday, 10-10-17 Induction and Prediction I  
Thursday, 10-12-17 Induction and Prediction II Problem Set 03 Due; Term Paper Prospectus Assigned
Tuesday, 10-17-17 Induction and Prediction III Problem Set 04 Assigned
Thursday, 10-19-17 Induction and Prediction IV Term Paper Prospectus Due; Critically Annotated Bibliography Assigned
Tuesday, 10-24-17 Laws of Nature I Problem Set 04 Due
Thursday, 10-26-17 Laws of Nature II Problem Set 05 Assigned
Tuesday, 10-31-17 Laws of Nature III  
Thursday, 11-02-17 Laws of Nature IV Problem Set 05 Due; Problem Set 06 Assigned
Tuesday, 11-07-17 Scientific Explanation I Critically Annotated Bibliography Due; Term Paper Rough Draft Assigned
Thursday, 11-09-17 Scientific Explanation II Problem Set 06 Due
Tuesday, 11-14-17 Scientific Explanation III Problem Set 07 Assigned
Thursday, 11-16-17 Realism I  
Tuesday, 11-21-17 Realism II Problem Set 07 Due; Problem Set 08 Assigned
Thursday, 11-23-17 Thanksgiving Break  
Tuesday, 11-28-17 Intertheoretic Reduction Term Paper Rough Draft Due; Term Paper Final Draft Assigned
Thursday, 11-30-17 Big Data and the End of Theory Problem Set 08 Due
Tuesday, 12-05-17 Closing Comments  
Thursday, 12-07-17 Reading Day  
Tuesday, 12-12-17 Group Project Demonstrations Note wonky time: 1:45-4:15
Thursday, 12-14-17 Term Paper Final Draft Due